Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Magazine Articles > Gun Reviews - Discussion


Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 08-22-2010, 02:20 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,150
Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review

“When do you gotta send it back?” Brian asked. He was thinking about the same things I was: the smooth rugged looks, the comfortable feel, like a well worn saddle, the sub half minute hundred yard group I'd just shot, and the tight group I was printing on the 1000 yard gong. “She can shoot for sure,” I agreed. Send the rifle back? I thought about it as I settled in for the last round. Boom...whap. Like hell!

The rifle was from Len Backus at Long Range Rifles, LLC. Len had called a week ago asking if I'd be willing to shoot and review one of his new and unfired rifles. I had done a fair job at not giggling like a schoolgirl as I accepted. As a bonus, I got him to send a Huskemaw scope along, too. Both products had captured my interest long ago, and I was really looking forward to the opportunity to assess them.
This is a thread for discussion of the article, Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review, By Lorenzo Young. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article
What's In Len's Backpack?

See Len's take on his own 51 items.
Reply With Quote

Unread 08-22-2010, 02:59 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Valdosta, GA
Posts: 273
Re: Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review

Thanks for the review. I'm especially interested in this review because I'm on month 17 waiting for my custom 7WSM. I'm expecting it real soon and can't wait. I've got some brass ready for a powder charge and bullet seating. I'm using all the same components you mentioned. Do you mind sharing the powder charge you used to get 2990 fps? Also, what is the barrel contour and length and weight of the rifle? Thanks.

Reply With Quote
Unread 08-22-2010, 08:01 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central ND
Posts: 1,018
Re: Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review


RL 22

are a good place to start with a 7wsm. You should easily get around 2900 with 180's and 3000+ with 168's. If you do a search you will probably find quite a few recipes.

Mine loves RL22 at 69grs. I would start around 63grs. and shoot over a chrony and find the smallest extreme spread and go from there.

"Amazing things can happen when preparation meet opportunity" Richard Schatz

"The will to win, compares little with the will to prepare to win" Donovan Moran

Last edited by blipelt; 08-22-2010 at 09:39 PM. Reason: more
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 6,508
Re: Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review

Lorenzo, thanks for writing the article. You have a way with words.

On another note, I got 2 phone calls from a repeat rifle customer (Nate H.) this week. He had bought a 338 EDGE from me last spring to give to his hunting buddy who frequently hosts him on some pretty nice hunts. Together they attended one of Shawn Carlock's shooting classes this summer.

Nate used one of his own rifles at that class and afterwards decided he wanted something that would shoot as well as the Long Range Rifles, LLC gun that his friend brought to the class. So Nate called me later to buy a 7 Dakota from me. That horsepower and accuracy would enable him to keep up with his friend's new rifle.

So anyway, Nate called me a few days ago to say he had shot his new 7 Dakota. First he took 2 shots to zero the scope at 200 yards. On his 3rd shot he was where he wanted to be on paper. Meanwhile his friend had been shooting next to him and the barrel on his new 338 EDGE needed to cool down a little on the 92 degree day so they were just resting and waiting. Then Nate offered to let his friend take a shot with the new 7 Dakota.

Well, the friend took one shot and the bullet hit Nate's own bullet hole at 200 yards. And Nate had to call me to tell me he's pretty satisfied.

Then Nate called me the very next day again to say he and his wife (who hunts and shoots, lucky man) went out to the range and hit a 300 yard gong with the 7 Dakota. About then a dumb, young coyote walked in sight and Nita nailed it with the 7 Dakota at 185 yards. It has a Huskemaw scope on it, by the way.

So now I am hoping to get a 3rd phone call from Nate saying his wife wants a new gun, too.
- -
Long Range Rifles, LLC - Ready To Ship

Reply With Quote
Unread 08-27-2010, 10:11 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Syracuse, Utah
Posts: 28
Re: Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review

Great review thanks!! I cant wait to get one of these rifles.

Would you mind sharing some shooting locations in the area? The spot you tested that looked amazing. I am in Davis County.
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 420
Re: Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review

What kind of barrel life are you getting with the 7WSM? There was a article on 6mmBR stating that barrel life was short as in 800 to 900 rds though accuracy and speed was great even using the 180 gr bergers.
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2010, 04:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Highland, Utah
Posts: 459
Re: Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review

The cross canyon shot was up on the Nebo loop road.
Brian @ Shoot-Long.com

Shooting and Reloading Accessories
Custom Long Cases too.


" Life would be quite dull if we limited ourselves only to the practical."
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Long Range Rifles, LLC - 7WSM Rifle Review
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Book Review - Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting By Gustavo F. Ruiz ADMIN Product Reviews - Discussion 16 05-30-2012 04:35 PM
Long Range Coyote Hunting With Short Range Rifles ADMIN Technical Articles - Discussion 3 02-28-2011 04:37 PM
Review: Shawn Carlock's guide for Long Range Hunting ogreshooter The Basics, Starting Out 4 01-10-2011 08:56 PM
150 RD. Review L.S.R. 7WSM Blacktail2 Equipment Discussions 3 03-28-2007 09:21 PM
7wsm primers for long range shooting 6.5/06 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 0 03-13-2004 07:56 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC